I am a scholar and teacher of postcolonial literature in English. More specifically, I study the Caribbean, with particular interests in the novel, film, and the Caribbean's roles within the histories and literary cultures of the U.S., imperial Britain, and the Asian Americas. Currently, I am Assistant Professor of English at San Francisco State University.
I completed my Ph.D. in English at Vanderbilt University. Prior to graduate work, I earned a B.A. in English Literature at Florida State University, where my interest in Caribbean literary studies was sparked during a semester in London.
My work has been published in journals such as Small Axe, Journal of Transnational American Studies, and Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA), and has also been supported by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. I also engage with the broader public through my work with the New Books Network.